Sara Linda Poly and Andrew Madvin Dual Exhibition
Sara Linda Poly and Andrew Madvin Dual Exhibition will open Friday, May 5th 2023. Opening Reception 5-8 pm.
Sara Linda Poly was born in 1945 and resided in Philadelphia until 1977 when she moved to Washington, D.C. During her time in Philadelphia she attended the Philadelphia College of Art and she then furthered her education in Maryland and Virginia. Poly attended the Montgomery College of Art and Design in Takoma Park/Silver Spring, Maryland and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). She also studied alongside various local and national artists. Poly went on to own a small illustration and design business, and later held the position as the assistant gallery director at the Art League Gallery here in Alexandria, Virginia.
Andrew Madvin was born in 1977 near Detroit, Michigan. He grew up curious with the freedom to explore the outdoors, quickly becoming interested in the natural world around him. He exhibited a passion for creativity and an evident talent to build. Madvin’s innate skills developed in his high school metals and jewelry classes, earning him work at a custom jeweler. Later earning him gold and silver scholastic awards on a national level for his art and designs.
Madvin’s passion combined with a scholarship propelled his schooling to the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. There he abandoned jewelry making for the larger scale study of sculpture. However, during his studies he was introduced to the medium of glass and a strong relationship began.
Robert Madvin was born in 1982 near Detroit, Michigan. He was first introduced to glass while enrolled in high school by his older brother Andrew Madvin, also a successful glass artist. He later studied glass-blowing at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan and the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu, Hawaii. While earning his degree in fine arts from the College of Creative Studies Robert began working with his brother to develop their own glass studio. Robert’s primary inspiration derives from nature; his artwork focuses on natural elements, textures, and color that he encounters in his travels and his day to day endeavors.
Robert encountered some of these organic tools while hiking various trails in Hawaii and developed them into his glass stacked stone sculptures being shown at various art shows and galleries throughout the US and Canada.